I remember this place very well. Was our stop on the way home from willow oaks swimming pool. Served the best Yankee snow cone. The smell of the foot long corn dog would fill the air for miles.😋 The pic nic tables to sit atop of for the seating area just right of the building to where you would enjoy the delicious most exciting treat to any night and to smell the air filled with the most delicious food being prepared in that tiny building. Never will there ever be another that will be remembered and talked about for decades like this place. 😥
Enough whining, just go ahead and file the litigation already.
I'm still kinda foggy on why they were protesting Elvis fans. I guess they have some kind of logic in there, but to me, it seems like an incongruous venue to be protesting against. Was Graceland doing something wrong that they needed to protest?
If they are upset about police behavior, maybe protest at a government facility? Maybe City Hall? Or MPD headquarters? Graceland seems like an innocent victim in all this mess.
Just curious my friend, what institution were you in that prevented voting until you were 30 years old? Glad to hear you are out!
Council watching really should be more of a spectator sport than it is currently. It's better than most reality television. If we had an enterprising entrepreneur out there, we could turn this into a serious money-making venture.
If we work together maybe we can replace them with the Carlyle Group!
I am seventy one years old and started voting when President Carter was a candidate. The vote went to him because I'm Southern and thought he'd do well because of his Naval Service, managing a large farming operation, and a Governor.
I've followed Presidential Elections since, and there's been some doosies. I helped in the Perot campaign, working as a Representive in the 8th district. We formed a political party, and I loved every minute of it. Perot's "United We Stand Party" helped President Clinton win. That election, 1992, was the first stage of the metamorphosis that is the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign.
Donald Trump is talking about things no other politican will touch, unemployment of young black men, murder rates of young black men, young black women having babies with no fathers around, how to handle the illigal immigrant problem by allowing those that want to be citizens to start the process. Those that don't want to do it legally, when found, will be deported, Immigrants will be treated the same as they always have been treatedd. They will swear allegiance to our country, our laws, and our flag. They will learn to read and speak English. They will get a job. They will become good, hard working, law abiding, American Citizens, and coming here because their leader is a tyrant doesn't qualify. Their leader is their tyrant not ours. George Bush blew up the middle east and a trillion dollars was spent doing it.
Imagine spending a trillion dollars on our infrastructure, allowing our energy companies to start up again, using American steel, made by American Companies to repair America's highways, bridges, railways, and model our air service after Isreal, Safe and Efficient.
We are the last cowboys left in the free world, the last to own personal weapons for protection. We are the American Militia.
Thomas Jefferson: We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, endowed by their maker certain inalienable rights (rights that cannot surrendered, sold or transferred) among those are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Ben Franklin is responsible for adding happiness. What other constitution guarantee's it's citizens the right to pursue happiness? Love-Peace-Happiness Reese
@Memphis Watcher - Raising money?! I'm a good Democrat but I wouldn't contribute money for their fiscal mismanagement.
@Still living - Both Bryan Carson and his mother need to come off of the State Executive Committee. They have, to say the least, a conflict of interest.
I can appreciate that Mancini wants to put the issue to bed and focus on the November election. The local committee says the amount missing is $25k and the settlement agreement calls for Bryan Carson to repay $6k at $100 a month; the truth may be somewhere in the middle. It's as Brackston says - the State party gave him a pass. What's not in dispute is the years of fines at $10k each for failure to file financial reports. And Bryan Carson has the audacity, the effrontery, the shamelessness to sit on the State Executive Committee?! This is a disgusting mess.
The SCDP has been the biggest joke in Tennessee for the past 2 decades. Embarrassing to say the least!!
Democrats are Democrat regardless of where they are assembled.
The longest track record and largest group of 'say one thing and do another'.... No one is really shocked that a Democrat was caught stealing from fellow Democrats...They gave him a pass!!
The right thing was done!! And, remarkably by a fellow Democrat... A rare happening.
Berclair wins the cigar.
Should've happened years ago to this group of under-achieving jugglers.
Berclair, the reason for the decertification was that the SCDP was obsessed with Bryan Carson and not doing their job, nothing to support candidates for election this year, not raising money, not doing anything to get out the vote. They were worthless as a political party. I don't think the whole state executive committee voted. I think the Chair has the authority to de-certify any county party.
Great article and tribute to two actors of renown. Jo Lynne and Jim Palmer - induvidually and together - have richly enhanced - and continue to so enhance - theater and the theater community. They are richly deserving of the honor to be bestowed on them this evening. Congratulations, dear friends.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Mancini wanted to let Carson off with basically a slap on the wrist, and the local executive committee wanted a stiffer penalty? Therefore, the solution by Mancini and the state executive committee - which Carson and his mom are members - was to decertify the local party?
Another question, was this decertification put to a vote by the state executive committee? If so, did Carson and his mother vote on the matter?
Finally, so what happens to Carson now? Does he receive any penalty?
Stumbled across this and thought it was awesome. I want a Stevie Ray Vaughn story.
Pity comments from Oak and CL and I totally agree with both of them.
As Southerners of a certain age, we have an understanding of being part of a culture which we love and is in part horribly wrong. Our experience could have much to teach the peoples of Canaan, and our experience suggests no one wants to listen.
Congratulations to my two deserving friends. Trip to Bountiful was a great experience indeed.
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